"Clean hands are key to fighting #COVID19" is the firm recommendation from WHO and healthcare workers worldwide. In prisons, poor hygiene can boost transmission of infections. Here's how UNODC's Global Doha Declaration Programme and the Namibian Correctional Service are working to solve this.
The first webinar hosted by the Global Judicial Integrity Network addressed Artificial Intelligence in the Administration of Justice. Guest speaker: Karen Yeung of the University of Birmingham.
Talented kids dancing in the street inspired Vania Masías to launch social project, D1. She's now helped over 11,000 youth become more resilient to risky habits thru the power of dance.
As part of its global efforts to reduce reoffending and provide prisoners with #ANewChance upon release, UNODC helps implement rehabilitation programmes that focus on vocational and cognitive skills training. Together with the Namibian Correctional Service, it launched two facilities to provide inmates skills training on soap production and hydroponics. Initiated under the UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, new facilities are aimed at curbing recidivism in the country and promoting social reintegration.
Young rule of law champion Damaris Akhigbe from Nigeria wrote and performed a heartfelt spoken word piece "I AM CHANGE" urging people to be united against corruption .
Strong prisoner rehabilitation programmes can transform the lives of prisoners upon release. Mathias Shangheta spent 12 years in prison in the Namibian capital, Windhoek. Part of the Namibian Correctional Service, the facility offered a rehabilitation programme, including workshops on respectful communication, life skills and vocational training. Using this time constructively with an eye to the future, Mathias was able to obtain a certificate in plumbing and pipe fitting and used this opportunity to get a job as a plumber at the Namibian Ministry of Justice once released. "To be in prison is not the end of the world, but you must change your behaviour. When one day you come outside, then you become a new person", - encourages Mathias.
UNODC is pleased to join the COVID-19 Education Coalition under the leadership of UNESCO. These are difficult times and we must pool our collective expertise, resources and solidarity to ensure continuity and provision of quality education for children and youth. While the current crisis is an unprecedented global challenge it is at the same time creating unparalleled opportunities to reinvent the way young people engage and build trust with our public institutions and to never stop learning.
Judge Fatima Al-Mal of Qatar speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about her experiences as a female judge, as well as how to improve the representation of women in the judiciary.